Another kindred fact is that all the indications of peristaltic action cease.
In cancer, as in many other diseases of the stomach, the peristaltic movements of the intestine are inclined to be sluggish.
Antiperistaltic, an-ti-per-i-stal′tik, adj. contrary to peristaltic motion: acting upwards.
Sometimes the peristaltic waves of the stomach can be perceived through the thin abdominal walls.
Absence of peristaltic sounds is always an indication of disease, and suggests exhaustion or paralysis of the intestines.
peristaltic movements may perhaps be appreciated by palpation when they are not evident on inspection.
Overeating causes stomach prolapsus, thus reducing its mixing or peristaltic activity.
Gradually they cease to increase the peristaltic action, and rather add than otherwise to the inactivity of the intestines.
Observe, too, the rhythm of the peristaltic action of the stomach.
Condiments and spices not only add flavour to food, but stimulate the secretion of gastric juice and peristaltic movement.